A Madison County Circuit judge has dismissed a divorce request filed by a Madison County same-sex couple, citing Alabama law that does not recognize same-sex marriage, or same-sex marriages performed in other states, according to AL.com.
Karen Hall, the circuit's presiding judge, entered the one-sentence order late this morning, saying the divorce petition - which was filed last week -- does not contain any claims where relief can be granted, "pursuant to the laws of this state."
Michelle Richmond and Kirsten Allysse Richmond were seeking an uncontested divorce. They are both from Alabama and both of their families live here, said Patrick Hill, the attorney who filed the divorce petition. The couple has no children and included a notice to the court outlining the division of their property, AL.com reports.
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